RJ’s Thoughts – Mike Stoops needs his 2018 recruiting efforts to pay early dividends

Mike Stoops was given a raise and an extension. Whether it was for appearances or not, he needs to earn it this year.

Every Oklahoma assistant received a raise on Tuesday in Oklahoma City when the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents met. However, the $30,000 pay bump and extension (through 2020) Oklahoma Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was awarded is head-scratcher for a few reasons.